WHEN ARABS DANCED

Expected to Attend: Director Jawad Rhalib; producer Bart Maes, Christine Migeotte; film subject Anno Kachina

NYC PREMIERE In this winner of Best Film and Audience Award at Visions du Réel, filmmaker Jawad Rhalib documents diverse creative voices in the Muslim worldincluding his mother, a Moroccan dancerwho seek to free themselves from bonds of stereotypes and repression. The film forgoes conventional artist-profile tropes in favor of a weave of rehearsals, conversations, performances and a trove of archival materials that remind us of the long and often sensual history of dance and music found throughout the Arab world.

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Official Site: http://www.whenarabsdanced.com
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Director: Jawad Rhalib
Executive Producer: Nourdin Rhaleb, Bart Maes
Cinematographer: Fran̤ois Schmitt
Editor: Stijn De Coninck
Music: Simon Fransquet
Running Time: 85
Language: French, English, Arabic, Dutch, Farsi
Country: Belgium
Year: 2018